Road Tests Real world tests of Roadster vs Aventador

Top speed

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much higher redline 13,500 RPM vs 8,250 RPM Around 65% more revs
Lighter curb weight 2,500 lb vs 3,472 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

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Faster top speed 217 mph vs 119 mph 98 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 12.7 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.50 vs 1:27.30 More than 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Much more powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 284 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 2.5x stronger engine
A lot faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 11.1 s Around 50% faster to 100mph
Significantly more torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM More than 2.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $109k Around 3.5x more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Roadster  vs
Aventador 
Brand Tesla Lamborghini
Price 109,000 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008 2011

design

Body style Coupe Coupe
Top type Soft removable Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4WD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 2 7

engine

Air compressor None None
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valvetrain Unknown DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,500 lb 3,472 lb
Width 73.7 in 79.9 in
Height 44.4 in 44.7 in
Length 155.4 in 188.2 in
Front track width 57.6 in 68 in
Wheelbase 92.6 in 106.3 in

road tests

Roadster  vs
Aventador 
Top speed 119 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 11.1 s 5.8 s
Top gear time 1:27.30 1:16.50
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 284 HP @ 8,000 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 13,500 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 35%/65% 43%/57%
Steering system Unknown rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 175/55 16 255/35 19
Rear wheels 406/? 152 508/? 305
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